Damavand, Iran

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Damavand
دماوند
city
The 15th century Jame mosque of Damavand.
The 15th century Jame mosque of Damavand.
Damavand is located in Iran
Damavand
Damavand
Coordinates: 35°43′04″N 52°03′54″E / 35.71778°N 52.06500°E / 35.71778; 52.06500Coordinates: 35°43′04″N 52°03′54″E / 35.71778°N 52.06500°E / 35.71778; 52.06500
Country  Iran
Province Tehran
County Damavand
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 56,315
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Website Official website
View of Damavand and the Alborz Mountains.

Damavand (Persian: دماوند‎‎, also Romanized as Damāvand and Demāvend; also known as Qaşabeh-e Damāvand)[1] is a city in and the capital of Damavand County, Tehran Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 56,315, in 11,279 families.[2]

Damavand is an ancient and historic city. The name Damavand appears in Sassanid texts (as Dunbawand), and Parthian remains have been found there. The city fell to Arab Muslim invaders in 651 CE. It is close to Iran's tallest peak Mount Damavand, which Ferdowsi mentions abundantly in the Shahnameh. The city has relatively cool weather year-round.

Main sights[edit]

Damavand contains 37 historical tombs (Imamzadeh), 27 castle ruins, 23 traditional houses of architectural significance, 18 traditional bath houses, 6 caves, 5 historical bridges, 3 historical mosques, and 3 caravanserais.

The main landmarks are the Friday Mosque (15th century) and the Sheikh Shebli Mausoleum and Tower, dating to the Seljuq era.

Transportation[edit]

Damavand can be reached by road from Firuzkuh via Gilavand and from Haraz road, via Mosha.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Damavand, Iran can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3059147" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11. 

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